Valero Refinery in Controlled Shutdown Following Smoke EmissionsImproving air conditions prompted the city of Benicia on Sunday afternoon to lift an earlier health advisory regarding emissions and heavy smoke from the Valero Benicia refinery.
Bay Area Air Quality District Investigates Flaring at Chevron Richmond RefineryThe Bay Area Air Quality Management District said Friday it has launched investigations and increased scrutiny of Chevron's Richmond refinery as a result of several recent flaring incidents.
Chevron: Flaring At Richmond Refinery Was ‘Nothing Significant’Chevron said flaring that occurred New Year's Eve and New Year's Day at the refinery in Richmond was "nothing significant."
Hazmat Spill Discovered Near Chevron Dock In RichmondA possible hazardous materials spill found in the water near the Chevron Refinery in Richmond has been contained.
Evacuation Order Lifted After Benicia Refinery Power OutageBenicia officials have lifted the evacuation and citywide shelter-in-place orders that were issued Friday morning as a result of a power outage and massive flaring at the Valero Refinery.
Tar Sands Oil From Canada Could Pose Threat To Bay Area Marine LifeThe environmental impacts of the fuel from tar sands, known as bitumen, on marine life remains largely unknown.
Flaring, Smoke At Martinez Shell Refinery Prompts Warning To 'Avoid Area'Contra Costa Health Services was advising people to avoid the area around the Shell Refinery in Martinez Monday afternoon due to "excessive flaring and black smoke."
Arabian Crude Oil Headed To Phillips 66 Refinery Ended Up In San Pablo BayArabian crude oil moved from a tanker to the Phillips 66 refinery in Rodeo was source of oil sheen visible on the San Pablo Bay last month.
Oil Spill Near Phillips 66 Refinery, Tanker Remains MysteriousInvestigators are still trying to figure out how two large oil sheens near Phillips 66's Rodeo refinery ended up in the San Pablo Bay.
L.A. Refinery Shut Down By Power Outage, Raising Gas Price ConcernsSouthern California Edison is investigating the cause of a widespread power outage that forced the shutdown of a Los Angeles County refinery.
Tesoro Agrees To Spend Millions In Air Pollution Settlement With U.S. EPAThe Justice Department and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have reached a $425 million settlement with two companies that would reduce air pollution at six petroleum refineries.
Flare Up At Chevron's Richmond Refinery Sends Flame Into SkyFlaring activity at the Chevron Refinery Sunday had residents in the area expressing concern.
California Drivers May See Lower Gas Prices With SoCal Refinery Back On LineCalifornians pay more for gas than the rest of the country, but they may get some relief now that a Southern California refinery is back up and running.
Duct Fire At Martinez Refinery Quickly ExtinguishedA fire at a refinery in Martinez was quickly extinguished this afternoon and no injuries have been reported,
California Drivers See Gas Prices Rising, Despite Nationwide Dip Year-Over-YearIf you’re wondering why gas prices are spiking in California, experts say blame the state’s refineries.